Basic Biographical Details

Name: David Gordon Wilson
Born: 20 June 1914
Died: 11 October 2006
Bio Notes: David Gordon Wilson was born on 20 June 1914, the son of Duncan Cameron Wilson, wholesale stationer and his wife, Margaret Ann Gordon. He was articled to R Carruthers Ballantyne in Inverness from September 1932 to September 1935, and thereafter studied for three years at the School of Architecture, Robert Gordon College, Aberdeen, where he took his final diploma exam in June 1938, was exempt from the RIBA final, and passed the professional practice exam that July. In the latter month he found employment in the office of R Leslie Rollo, working on cinema design and construction, licensed premises and domestic work. He was still there when he was admitted ARIBA on 16 July 1940, his proposers being Rollo, John Gibb Marr and R Carruthers Ballantyne.

By 1950 he had moved to Inverness. He was elected FRIAS in 1964. He resigned his 'present post' as a local government architect in Kinross-shire at the age of 65 in June 1978.

Wilson died agd 92 years on 11 October 2006 at Ashley House, 16 Perth Road, Milnathort. His wife, Elizabeth Margaret Laing, had predeceased him but he was survived by his daughter Mhairi who was living in Auchtermuchty at the time of his death.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 219, MacEwen Drive, Inverness, Inverness-shire, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)1950 *After 1970 
Item 2 of 258, Kenneth Street, Inverness, Inverness-shire, ScotlandPrivate1979  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 3Carruthers Ballantyne & Taylor (or Ballantyne & Taylor)September 19321933 or 1934Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3Carruthers Ballantyne, Cox & Taylor1933 or 1934September 1935Apprentice 
Item 3 of 3Robert Leslie RolloJuly 1938After 1940 role unclear


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Robert Carruthers-Ballantyne (or Robert Ballantyne Carruthers; or Roy Carruthers Ballantyne)16 July 1940for Associateship
Item 2 of 3John Gibb Marr16 July 1940for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Robert Leslie Rollo16 July 1940for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 3RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 3RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 3 of 3RIBA1979Directory of members   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no7634 (combined box 196)